Thursday, June 28, 2007

Love that Ross Vegas

It's an email chain, so, you know, read upside-down.


From: Starpower
To: Ross Vegas
Subject: RE: Tomorrow is Don't Pump Gas Day
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 10:46:29 -0700 (PDT)


I know these boycotts essentially mean nothing except a good laugh for the oil execs. It is an empty gesture, I realize, but when you have a full tank of gas and the ability to forward an email and a penchant for idealism particularly when it only demands extremely low-grade action, well, it got the better of me. But what do I know, I'm actually just as addicted to oil as the next guy.



From: Ross Vegas
To: Starpower
Subject: RE: Tomorrow is Don't Pump Gas Day
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 10:46:29 -0700 (PDT)


I hate the man as much as any other recycling, navy-shower taking guy (OK, I drive an SUV but I planted a bunch of trees to offset my carbon footprint. Kind of like lenny dicaprio did to offset his private jet). I also hate (in a totally conflicted way) that our entire way of life is founded on the availability of cheap energy. But... There was
no price drop in April 1997. Plus, everyone is just going to fill their tank today or wait until the day after the boycott so the folks down at Exxon will get our cabbage one way or the other.

That's how they roll.

Except for the sucking sound that is the eternal damnation of their souls, it's a pretty good gig when you think about it. What we need is an "Everyone Bike to Work for the Rest of Their Lives Day" and "Everyone Only Buy Food That is Local Day...Forever" and "Hey Ethanol Really Kinda Sucks Day" etc. Until then. Ladies and gentlemen. Start your engines.



From: Starpower
To: Starpower (including Ross Vegas on the BCC list (the proper way to email many folks. (just saying.)))
Subject: Tomorrow is Don't Pump Gas Day
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 15:49:26 -0700 (PDT)


In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the pockets of big oil. So, don't buy gas on the 15th and lets try to put a dent in the oil industry for at least one day. If you agree, pass this on to all of your contact list.


Anonymous Verna said...

Interesting to know.

7:30 PM  

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